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Slip disc
Hi after being blessed by a daughter in 2019 October (c section) I started suffering from back pain by 2020 June I had slip disc, however I recovered from it in 3-4 months but the back pain persisted if I do much work or lift weight etc as I had a baby I had to lift my daughter when she cries which i cannot escape from ! Eventually I started doing all household work n also taking care of my daughter without help n started having severe back pain !! I did work out few times to strengthen my core muscles but it was not possible to do it every day Suddenly couple of days ago when I bent to drop my daughter on floor I felt a glitch or maybe a blip or jerk in my back bone L3 i suppose !! I'm on bed rest I'm able to walk or sit but stil have pain when I try to tilt my lower back, not sure what it is !! As I'm in US currently I haven't got an appointment to meet Orthopedic too !! Any advice on how to check if it's slip disc or slip vertebrae ? Any help or any advice doctors ?
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Take rest and painkillers. Check with doctor there.
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Slip disc can be rule out will be associated with nerve compression which can be rule out by typical clinical history and examination-which shows if there is a nerve root compression the pain will be radiating to your lower limbs.
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Plan for a video consultation. Rest. Use a lumbosacral brace. Log roll method while getting out from bed. Avoid twisting and bending movements.
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Generally a severe disc prolapse will be associated with nerve compression, which means there will be back pain radiating to the legs. It can only be confirmed with typical history and examination followed by relevant investigations.
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Get a video consult if getting an in clinic appointment is difficult for you. Till then,Use a Lumbosacral brace for back support. Do not bend forward or lift heavy weights. Apply warm water bags. Apply pain relief spray. Get a video consultation as soon as possible for greater clarity.
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